Students should access their Student e-Services account on the Web. Invoices are no longer sent to students through the mail. Tuition and fees may be paid in the following ways:

  • In Person. Payment to the Metropolitan State University cashier may be made by cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. The Cashier's Office is located in Room 327, Founders Hall, on the Saint Paul Campus. Checks should be made payable to Metropolitan State University.

  • Paying through Student e-Services (SeS). Online payment is available through the SeS system. Click on eServices on the university homepage, log in, click on Bills and Payment and then click on Make a Payment.

  • Payment Plan. Arrange up to four payments through Nelnet Business Solutions using your bank account or credit card. An enrollment fee and, if you choose the credit card option, a convenience fee applies. You must have your student ID and Password to access the payment plan site.

  • Financial Aid. If the university has not received a completed FAFSA by the tuition due date, you must make alternative arrangements to pay tuition and fees by the tuition due date.

  • Third party funding. If your tuition is paid in part or in full by an outside source, make sure the proper forms (authorizations, purchase orders and so forth) are on file with Financial Management by the tuition due date. Outside sources include employers, government units who fund educational programs and foreign governments who sponsor international students. E-mail financial.management@metrostate.edu well in advance of the tuition due date if you have questions about your particular situation.

  • U.S. Mail. Payment must be received by the payment deadline. Do not mail cash. Mail your check or money order to Metropolitan State University, Cashier's Office, 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106.

Note: Write your student ID number on your check.

Account information is online. Account balances reflect all activity on your student account to date. This includes charges, payments and financial aid which has been awarded and disbursed.

Be sure the university has your current address information. Current students can view address information online via Student e-Services by selecting the Student tab, then Account Maintenance (edit to view information). Receipts are mailed upon request.

It is the student's responsibility to make financing arrangements well in advance of the tuition payment deadline. In the event of a sudden change in financial circumstances, e-mail: financial.management@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1881 for help in identifying options.

Online access to your Student e-Services account

1. Go to Metropolitan State University's Website.

2. Click on e-Services.

3. Enter your student ID and password and log in.

4. Click on Bills and Payment.

5. Click on Balance Due by Term, or Full Account Detail for more information.

6. In the upper right corner, click Logout when done.

Failure to Pay Financial Obligations

If a student fails to meet financial obligations, the student is not eligible to register for future semesters. Degrees, official transcripts and certifications may be withheld until all financial obligations are satisfied.

Debt Collection

The university uses the Minnesota Revenue Recapture Act and/or a collection agency as a means of collecting outstanding obligations. Accounts that are 120 days past due are referred for collection to the Minnesota Department of Revenue (MnDOR) or National Credit Management (NCM). A collection fee of 25 percent is added by MnDOR to all accounts referred for collection. NCM will add a 30 percent fee. This is allowable under Minnesota Statute, section 6D.07 and 16D.11.